Category Archive: Recent Arrivals

(USED) 2014 Collings D2H BrA VN, Brazilian Rosewood, Adirondack, Vintage Now Neck – ON HOLD

(USED, EX+++) What a pleasure it is to be able to offer this fairly recent Collings dreadnought with to-die-for, perfectly quartered old-growth BRAZILIAN rosewood back and sides!  This is certainly one of the last Braz guitars to leave the Collings shop, and who knows how long they were saving this very special set of wood… if we were back in

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(USED) 2001 Martin D35, Sitka, East Indian Rosewood – $1,595

(USED) Just in on consignment from a good local customer, a great guitar for the jam or the festival, a well-played D35. This guitar has had a fair amount of regular maintenance, including a warranty neck reset and bridge re-glue. The original tuners have been replaced with Gibson-style Grovers. There is reasonable fret wear under the B string, and the

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(USED) OME 12″ Open-Back Walnut “Tupelo” Banjo – $1,625

(USED) The OME TUPELO is the most basic Old-Time model from our friends at the OME Banjo Partnership in Boulder, Colorado. It features the shorter 25.5” scale, wider 1.34” nut width, and a 17 fret S-scoped fingerboard. The 2-ply solid maple rim is 9/16” thick and is capped with black ebonite and bound with simulated tortoise shell. The OME 12” maple Tone Rim construction combined

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(NEW) OME “Wizard” 12″ Open-Back 5-string Banjo in Curly Maple – $2,490

(NEW) Our best selling open back banjos are made by the good folks at OME in Boulder, Colorado. We’ve just received a pair (lucky us) of curly maple Wizard open-back banjos – one an 11″ and one a 12″ (nice and curly) with all the great cluck, pop, clarity and warmth we have come to expect from our Wizards. OME really has a hit on their hands

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(Coming Soon) Chuck Lee Banjo, 12″ Chalk Mountain, Exotic Wood Tone Ring, Curly Maple Neck and Curly Maple Rim – $3,790

(Coming Soon!) – (NEW)  Chuck Lee Chalk Mountain 12″ –  with Ebony Exotic Wood Tone Ring  with curly maple neck, curly Maple Rim stained antique golden brown, Chalk Mountain Peghead Shape, Man in the Moon Inlay, Ebony peg head veneer with Waverly tuners & amber buttons, Macassar Ebony fretboard, Long Texas frailing Scoop, Classic Heel, and Chuck’s unique hand rubbed satin oil varnish finish, Serial #751 Always a shop

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(Just Arrived) Collings SJ, German Spruce – SOLD

Just Arrived! – (NEW) The Collings SJ. We’ve taken it on as our mission to increase its numbers. In Maple with German spruce. W’e’ve also delivered it in Koa, Brazilian RW, East Indian RW, MadRose, Mahogany,and Cocobolo.  We even built one with mahogany top in DOGHAIR finish!  We’ve also built it with Cedar top, German top, Adirondack top, Mahogany top, and good old Sitka

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(USED) Kevin Kopp “Bird” Dreadnought, Sitka, Mahogany – $4,750

(USED, EX++) Back in our shop on consignment, another glorious guitar from Montana luthier Kevin Kopp!  We can’t get enough of these! Kopp does better than just about anyone capturing the spirit of the best vintage American flat tops.  This model, dubbed “The Bird” is a short-scale (just 24 5/8″) square-shouldered beauty that has a very sweet and warm yet articulate

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-14X TR, X-Braced, Truss Rod, Sunburst – $1,890

(NEW) Here we go again! Meet your new songwriting partner, who just so happens to be a perfect blues machine: it’s the guitar that is taking our world by storm, the Waterloo WL-14! We’ve had tremendous success with these, selling more than any other US dealer. The reason is that we drank the Collings Kool-Aid early on and absolutely inhaled the hype! Every

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(USED) Collings CJ-35, Sunburst, Sitka, Mahogany – $3,495

(USED, MINTY!) Here is a stellar example of the Collings CJ-35, a twist on their standard jumbo model that takes it in a more vintage-inspired direction.  The goal with this model was to make a slightly warmer, slightly mellower version of the standard CJ, one that might remind the player more of a classic wartime Gibson… but of course, Collings being

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(NEW) Waterloo Jumbo King Deluxe, Jet Black – $2,610

(NEW) Since the early prototypes, the flagship WL-14, to the WL-K and now with new models like the Scissortail, AMW has been your one-stop shop for all things Waterloo.  We LOVE these guitars.  Waterloo is the brainchild of one Bill Collings, and his affection for the sound, look and VIBE of depression-era instruments is obvious with every new model they

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(USED) Bourgeois Vintage OM, Adirondack Spruce, Brazilian Rosewood, Hide Glue – $6,495

(USED) Dana Bourgeois is directly responsible for bringing the OM back into fashion, having collaborated with Martin in the early 80s to breath new life into this classic model, and having built several thousand under his own name ever since. It is our favorite model that comes out of this shop, and we believe that he gets the voicing just

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(NEW) Waterloo “Scissortail” WL-14, Sitka, Maple, NAMM 2017 – SOLD

(NEW) This is Collings’ latest addition to his inspired line of guitars based on the simple, depression era catalog instruments of the 20s and 30s. The Waterloo WL-14 is the flagship model, and is still by far the most popular instrument in the line. The “Scissortail,” named for a bird local to Texas, takes the same L-00 shape and makes

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ON HOLD – (USED, 2003) Collings D2HBaaaA, Brazilian Rosewood, Adirondack Spruce, Quartersawn Woods, Very Special! – ON HOLD

(JUST ARRIVED, and quite special)  Here’s one of the best things to happen to us so far this year (2017)  Excellent (9.5 of 10) condition. Here is a model that we know extremely well, having sold hundreds of them in various configurations over the years. It is the flagship of the Collings line, the estimable Collings D2H. This one is the top of that line, a

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(NEW) Bourgeois Soloist Commemorative, Limited Edition, Cocobolo – SOLD

(NEW) Thirty years ago, Dana Bourgeois and Eric Schoenberg set out to design the ultimate fingerstyle guitar, one that used the venerable Orchestra Model as its jumping-off point, but added top-tier exotic tonewoods, a soft cutaway for upper fret access, elegant appointments and of course Dana’s masterful voicing techniques. Thus, the Soloist was born, and now in 2017 we are

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(USED) (2006) Randy Lucas LD-28 Wedge Dreadnaught, Brazilian Rosewood, Rare – Special! – $6,550

(JUST ARRIVED, USED, RARE)  Here’s something you don’t see every day!  Excellent (8.5 of 10) condition. Here is a vintage style guitar by one of our favorite builder, Randy Lucas of Columbus, Indiana. Randy was one of the hottest builders (with longest waiting lists) among flat pickers during the 1990’s and early 2000’s and has broadened his appeal in recent years and does

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